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Google working on Android app trial before download

Downloading an app on your smartphone or tablet is easy over-the-air. No need to connect your mobile device to a computer just to get the apps you want to use. For Android users, go to the Google Play Store, search for apps under different categories, then click on install. While downloading and then deleting an app you don’t like or won’t use is easy, it can take so much of your data and battery---even time! If only we could test an app before actually downloading, life would be so much better.

Peek moved to developer’s own name, new app pages added

Popular Android utility Peek has a major update, but it's not one that has added new features or fixes bugs. Instead, the update is that the app is now filed under the account of Jesús David Gulfo Agudelo or jedga, Peek's author, instead of his Google Play Store "proxy" Francisco Franco.

Battery Genie watches over devices, notifies you of battery levels

One unique situation, especially for those who are consumed fully by tasks that they may be doing at any point in time, is that you lose track of whether your mobile devices have enough charge in them or not. You may be working on something at your laptop while your tablet is left stranded on your couch, draining battery life until it reaches critical levels. Battery Genie was conceptualized for this situation.

Vine app for Android updated, new camera features unlocked

Vine is one of the coolest and most efficient video apps you could have on your Android phone, and it was a pity that you couldn’t import existing videos to upload. Well, we have good news – that feature has been unlocked in this new update of the popular video sharing app.

Chrome APK Packager now in Google Play Store

We recently wrote about the ARChon custom runtime that allows for running Android apps on any Chrome browser. And then we found this great new tool, the Chrome APK Packager that allows you to pull any app on your phone, bundle its APK for running on ARChon. The good news is that this tool is now more available to Android users as has been released now over the Google Play Store.

BombSquad is an explosive party game to share with friends

How does a party game that allows Android devices to take part look like? What does it need to bring to the table to be fun and engaging? Pardon the obvious pun in the title, but we feel like BombSquad – a game designed by Eric Froemling – really hits the nail on the head as a cooperative party game that users will have no problem picking up from the get go.

Amazon, Apple makes family sharing easy, Google misses out

With almost everyone owning a smartphone or tablet these days, these mobile devices have become more than just individual, private experiences but sometimes even familial ones. Realizing that families would sometimes want to manage their mobile experience as, well, a family, Amazon and Apple have revealed features in their new operating systems that makes all that not only easy but even more engaging as well.